West Coasters, you can relax, as Thrillist notes the only two states lacking Arby’s restaurants are located on the eastern seaboard of the United States — Rhode Island and Vermont, to be exact. There doesn’t seem to be a reason why New Englanders living in these two states the lack the chance to acquire Beef ‘n Cheddars, though one Reddit user has a theory. The Redditor noted that Rhode Island “likes its ‘own little traditions’,” serving up roast beef sandwiches at a statewide chain called Walt’s Roast Beef instead (which, by the way, predates Arby’s by nearly 10 years).
If you live in Rhode Island and Vermont and are feeling a little left out, don’t feel too bad. ScrapeHero found those dwelling in Washington, D.C. don’t have an Arby’s location to get their fix at, either. And if upon learning this, you now find that it’s your life’s mission to bring “the meats” to these areas of the country, and you happen to have a couple hundred thousand dollars lying around, maybe you can try your hand at opening an Arby’s franchise.